Senior Systems Engineer - Land Systems

£350 - £430 per day
24 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Carl Cook
Systems Design
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of Position

General Dynamics Land Systems UK is looking to recruit a Senior Systems Engineer, reporting to the Challenger 2 Life Extension Project Electronic Architecture Systems Architect. The successful candidate will be a key player within the Systems Architecture team working closely with the rest of the project team to deliver the System Architecture/Design of the Electronic Architecture. The role spans requirements, architecture, and stretches into detailed design. The purpose of this role is to analyse the requirements and develop compliant architectures from these. Trade studies will be conducted to understand how improvements may alter compliance, capability, safety, security, installation dependencies and cost. These are in support of the Challenger 2 Life Extension Project where new equipment is being fitted to replace obsolescent items in the UK’s Main Battle Tank.


The company requires an experienced Senior Systems Engineer to be part of the team responsible for delivery of C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence)/BMS (Battle Management Systems) and Electronic Architecture (EA; computers, displays, networks, servers, etc.) into the Challenger 2 Life Extension Project. The applicant will have experience of Systems Engineering development within a team environment, and have held a position where they are responsible for an element of the design. The candidate will understand system requirements and how to develop an optimised solution from these; then validate that the design meets the requirements through, analysis, modelling and test. They will have an appreciation of system behaviours, data handling, weight, power, safety, security, operating environment, EME, Human Factors, reliability, maintainability and legislation. The role involves working with a range of Subject Matter Experts and suppliers to ensure delivery of a compliant, functional and balanced solution


Essential Skills: •Applied knowledge & understanding of complex projects •Substantial system design and development of complex hardware and software systems •Application of formal System Engineering analysis processes •Expertise in use of Model Based Systems Engineering tools (e.g. IBM Rational Rhapsody) and SysML design notation. •Expertise in use of Requirement Management tools (e.g. IBM Rational DOORS) •Proven experience in working collaboratively across multiple product development and specialist domain teams Desirable Skills: •Expertise in of the Land Environment or Armoured Fighting Vehicle domain •Engineering or Science Degree or similar •Knowledge of Defence Standards (e.g. 23-09 GVA, 61-5 Power, 00-35 Environmental, 00-251 Human Factors, 00-82 Video, etc. or equivalents)

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